December 29, 2012
Bees leave it late to stun Grecians
Barnet staged a remarkable second-half comeback to claim an unlikely 2-2 draw at Exeter thanks to Andy Iro's 98th-minute equaliser.
Exeter completely dominated the first half and had several chances to go in front. Matt Oakley missed at least three decent opportunities while John O'Flynn had a header disallowed after straying offside.
Alan Gow's shot was deflected behind after 34 minutes and from the resulting corner, Gow supplied the ball for captain Danny Coles to power a header into the net from six yards.
Exeter doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time when another Gow corner was headed goalwards by Coles but hit an Exeter player, with Scot Bennett reacting quickest to poke the ball home from eight yards.
Exeter continued to dominate after the break but Barnet played considerably better.
An injury to Edgar Davids, who assumed sole charge of the Bees on Friday after Mark Robson's departure, saw him limp off midway through the second half.
And it was his replacement, Jon Nurse, who gave Barnet a lifeline with a shot across goal that went in off the far post in the 76th minute.
Barnet saw plenty of possession and then deep into stoppage time Exeter failed to deal with a long ball pumped into their penalty area and Iro bundled home from close range.
|1 Artur Krysiak||29 Graham Stack|
|6 Danny Coles||30 David Stephenson|
|3 Craig Woodman||2 Barry Fuller|
|5 Pat Baldwin||35 Andy Iro|
|2 Steve Tully||26 Elliot Johnson|
|4 Scott Bennett||31 John Oster|
|8 Matt Oakley||38 Edgar Davids|
|7 Liam Sercombe||8 Mark Byrne|
|22 Jimmy Keohane||15 Andy Yiadom|
|10 Alan Gow||11 Ricky Holmes|
|19 John O'Flynn||19 Jake Hyde|
|24 Rhys Evans||Sam Cowler 18|
|16 Kevin Amankwaah||Jonathan Fortune 5|
|37 Jordan Moore-Taylor||Jordan Brown 3|
|11 Arron Davies||Clovis Kamdjo 4|
|23 Aaron Dawson||Curtis Weston 20|
|12 Jamie Cureton||Jon Nurse 10|
|35 Jamie Reid||Taiwo Atieno 39|
|Aaron Dawson for Liam Sercombe (54)||Curtis Weston for Andy Yiadom (46)|
|Arron Davies for Alan Gow (79)||Jon Nurse for Edgar Davids (67)|
|Jamie Cureton for John O'Flynn (84)||Taiwo Atieno for Mark Byrne (90)|
|Danny Coles (27)||Andy Iro (86)|
|· Squads: Exeter City | Barnet|